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2009 Hawaiian Music Grammy Award
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The nominees for the 2009 Hawaiian Music Grammy Award for best Hawaiian music album released in 2008 were announced during a televised Grammy Nominee Concert on December 3, 2009. The winner of the 2009 Hawaiian Music Grammy was announced at an awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles on February 8, 2009.

Winner of 2009 Hawaiian Music Grammy

The winner of the 2009 Grammy Award issued by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the best Hawaiian music album released between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008 was the "Ikena" album featuring Tia Carrera and Daniel Ho.

Ikena by Dia Carrere and Daniel Ho
ALBUM TITLE: Ikena
ARTISTS: Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho
LABEL: Daniel Ho Creations
RELEASE DATE: September 2, 2008
MORE: Liner Notes for the "Ikena" Album


Other Hawaiian Music Grammy Nominees

Other albums nominated for the 2009 Hawaiian music Grammy award, in no particular order, included (a) "Aumakua" featuring Amy Hanaialii, (b) "The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar" produced by Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Dennis Kamakahi, Paul Konwiser, and Wayne Wong, (c) FDorce of Nature featuring Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa, and "Hawaiian Slack Key Kings: Masters Series, Vol 2" produced by Chris and Milton Lau. Here is more information about those albums:

Aumakua by Amy Hanaialii
ALBUM TITLE: Aumakua
ARTIST: Amy Hanaialii
LABEL: Ua Records
RELEASE DATE: August 26, 2008
  • Pictures of Amy's "Aumakua" CD Release Party



  • Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
    TITLE: The Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
    ARTIST: Various
    PRODUCERS: Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Dennis Kamakahi, Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
    RELEASED: September 23, 2008
  • Photos of their pre-Grammy Southern California slack key guitar concert are coming soon



  • Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Masters Series
    TITLE: Hawaiian Slack Key Kings: Masters Series Vol 2
    ARTIST: Various
    PRODUCERS: Chris Lau & Milton Lau, producers
    LABEL: Rhythm & Roots Records
  • Buy this album at Amazon.com



  • Force of Nature
    ALBUM TITLE: Force of Nature
    ARTIST: Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa
    LABEL: Alternative Distribution Alliance
    RELEASE DATE: September 9, 2008
  • Buy this album at Amazon.com



  • More About the 2009 Hawaiian Grammy Awards

    2009 Grammy Awards Ceremony
    In May of 2008 theNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the 2009 Grammy Awards Ceremony will take place February 8, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. All of the Academy Awards ceremonies since 2000 have been held at Staples Center except in 2003 when they were held in New York.

    Grammy Award Eligibility Period
    The 2009 Hawaiian Music Grammy Award will recognize a Hawaiian music album released between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008.

    2009 Grammy Award TV Broadcast
    The 2009 Grammy Awards Ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS Television with a tape delay for viewers on the U.S. West Coast (I'm not certain if Hawaii viewers will also have that tape delay, but it is likely).

    New Grammy Museum in Los Angeles
    The new Grammy Museum opened in December of 2009. It is approximately 30,000 square feet in size and it is located next to Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Staples Center is part of the L.A. Live Entertainment Complex that also includes the Nokia Theatre.

    See also:
  • All Hawaiian Music Grammy Awards Since 2005
  • All of the Hawaiian Music Awards Since 1978



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